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CM attends 34th session of All Rabha Sahitya Sabha Govt. to extend all support in taking Rabha community forward: CM

CM attends 34th session of All Rabha Sahitya Sabha

CM attends 34th session of All Rabha Sahitya Sabha

Dispur, Dec 30: "The Rabhas are one of the most colourful communities of Assam who are endowed with rich culture, heritage and tradition. They have enriched the cultural mosaic pf Assam like many other communities of the state. The harmonious coexistence of all these communities are the source of our strength. The All Rabha Sahitya Sabha session will always remain significant as it carries the message of humanism, brotherhood and harmony and the state Govt. will extend all support in taking the Rabha community forward", Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said this while taking part as chief guest in the 34th session of the All Rabha Sahitya Sabha today at Tangla in Udalguri district.

Recalling the contributions of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha for strengthening the Assamese identity, the Chief Minister said that the young generation must draw inspiration from him. "Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha was an Assamese who worked for our enlightenment and showed the abilities and potentialities of the Rabha community to the world". Sonowal also appreciated the contributions of Biru Bala Rabha for her tirade against superstition which has brought accolades from different parts of the country alongwith other eminent and promising personalities of Rabha community for their contribution to the society.

Stating that the Rabha community are known for their perseverance and hard work, Sonowal urged the youth of the community to take advantage of the Govt. initiatives for improving their skills to excel in the competitive job market. "The state govt. has already opened 249 skill development centres and another 300 such centres would be opened soon in a bid to skill our youth and providing them better job opportunities." Sonowal said adding that the Government of Assam has signed an MoU with the Government of Singapore to work in the field of skill development and soon a world class skill development centre would be set up at Darrang district.

The Chief Minister also made a fervent call to the people to keep close watch over the functioning the govt. "This is your govt. you have voted us to power and you have every right to guide and show us our mistakes. Our Govt. is committed to provide security to the indigenous people and to improve their economic condition". Sonowal further said that he would soon sit with the representatives of All Rabha Sahitya Sabha and other leading organizations of the community in the presence of CEM of Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council and elected representatives of the community to discuss about the problems plaguing the community and to make positive interventions. "We fully understand and realize our responsibility towards the Rabha community. The Govt. has a lot to do for the Rabha people", Sonowal said.

Reiterating state govt. commitment to provide good governance to the people, the Chief Minister said that he has spearheaded the fight against corruption to ensure that the people get full benefit of the welfare schemes. "We are resolutely marching ahead in our fight against corruption. We will clean the system from Dispur to Gaon Panchyat. You will have to join hands with us", Sonowal exhorted.

The Chief Minister also underscored the importance of imparting quality education to build the character and personality of the young generation and called upon the parents and teachers to play an active role in this regard. "Good governance would be possible only through good people. Our education system must work for producing good people and parents and teachers take the lead in making this into a reality", he said.

Sonowal also highlighted the Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana which is taken up by the govt. to double the farm income in the rural areas of the state and the Global Investors' Summit slated to be held in February 3 and 4 aiming at giving a major boost to rapid economic development in Assam. "Development is possible only when people living all across the state in the Brahmaputra and Barak valley and hills and plains take a resolve to work for change", he quipped.

The open session was presided over by President of All Rabha Sahitya Sabha Amar Singh Koch. While Dr. Molina Devi Rabha inaugurated the open session, president of the reception committee and Minister of Food & Civil Supplies and PHE, Govt. of Assam Rihon Daimary delivered a speech highlighting the significance of the session and the heritage of Tangla and its role in socio-economic development of the Rabha community.

Rajyasabha MP Santiaj Kujur, CEM of Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council Dr. Tankeswar Rabha, MLAs Kamali Basumatary, Dipak Rabha, Gurujyoti Das, Maheswar Bodo, All Assam Minority Board Chairman Mominul Awal, EM BTC Bonjor Daimary, Speaker BTC Tridip Daimary, Deputy Commissioner and SP of Udalguri district were present among others in the programme.